Home // Blog Articles // Activity // 5 Easy Ways to Walk More Everyday

5 Easy Ways to Walk More Everyday

by | Sep 23, 2019 | Activity

Listen up guys, the positive effects of a brisk daily stroll are pretty mind-blowing; It’s just so easy and natural that most of us overlook walking and its health benefits. Walking from your house to your car shouldn’t be the only time you use your feet.

Ready to have your mind blown? If we walk just 5 city blocks a day, we may lower our risk of heart attack by 25 percent. Brisk walking for an hour a day, five days a week, can also cut the risk of stroke in half, according to a Harvard study of more than 11,000 men. Combined with healthy eating, physical activity like walking is key to keeping your weight, or that spare tire, within healthy limits.

Here are five clever ways to walk more:

1. Finish your commute on foot

Park your car a few blocks away from your destination, or hop off the bus a couple stops early to get some steps and a nice boost of energy before work. Now you have two reasons to park a little further away – you’ll save money and get exercise.

2. Stroll to grab some lunch

If there’s a restaurant, cafe or grocery store a few blocks from your office, walk there for lunch. Eat your meal, then walk back. Kick it up a notch by taking the stairs instead of the elevator. You can also try the three flight rule: If you encounter a stairwell no taller than three flights, conquer that bad boy and don’t think twice about it.

3. Get some fresh air after dinner

Research has found that walking after dinner is particularly beneficial, as it can help lower your blood sugar, speed up digestion, and aid in fat loss. Plus, you’ll get some fresh air, which helps to lower stress levels after a long day.

4. Track your steps with an app

Make a game of it and challenge yourself by walking a pre-set number of steps each day, setting new targets when you’re ready. A few choice options for Android and iOS devices include MapMyWalk, Every Body Walk! and Walkmeter.

5. Put your kids’ pre-game time to good use

Put the warm-up time before your youngster’s soccer matches or hockey games to good use by going for a walk with your spouse or whoever is joining you on the sidelines. Every good cheer squad needs a warm-up of their own, after all.

Don't Change Much
Don’t Change Much

Do You Like This Blog?

As a national charity, we depend on your donations to provide our services to Canadians. Every contribution counts.

Your Donations Make a Difference


Your contribution will further men’s health programming, tool development, and research.

Don’t Change Much is a movement inspiring men and their families to lead healthier lives. With reliable information and easy tips, we know every guy and their family can make small changes that will have a big impact on their health.

More From


Beat Traffic with Pedal Power: Why Cycling Is Good for You

Beat Traffic with Pedal Power: Why Cycling Is Good for You

Raise your hand if you just love sitting in traffic. No hands? Thought so. We all know the terrible feeling of banging your head against the steering wheel during rush hour.  Now, imagine replacing a tiresome, expensive drive with something cheaper, healthier,...

Don’t worry, be healthier — one small step at a time

Don’t worry, be healthier — one small step at a time

Canadian comedian shares his journey from worried dad to man with a plan to make manageable lifestyle changes. For many Canadian guys, this bit from Toby Hargrave’s stand-up comedy routine is funny because it’s true: “I’m at that age where sometimes things hurt and I...

3 Hacks for Building a Healthy Family Life

3 Hacks for Building a Healthy Family Life

Tommy Europe’s top tips for mixing food prep, family time, and fitness As an all-star defensive back in the CFL, Tommy Europe’s job was to keep up with some of the league’s fastest receivers. Now, more than 15 years after playing his final pro game, Tommy faces a new...

Let’s Talk!

Did you enjoy this article? Let us know in the comments.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Our comments are moderated and are made live after they’ve been reviewed. If you disagree with anything in the article or comments please do let us know, but be polite so we can have a constructive discussion where everyone has the opportunity to learn.

Pin It on Pinterest